|Petal Necklace from Huggleknits|
Its the month of May and flowers are everywhere.....
Greetings from the home of Huggleknits, back after a break to introduce you all to Sharyn from 1801Vintage
Hi Sharyn. Thanks for agreeing to meet me and sorry for the delay. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Hi Mo. I'm Sharyn, designer and jewelry maker behind the handmade jewelry line 1801Vintage. I create pieces inspired by vintage styles where I try to capture the elegance and nostalgia of bygone days. I studied Fine Art and make a lot of my own clothes these days.
|Yesterday's Crystal Earrings|
How did you get involved in your craft?
I have made jewelry for as long as I can remember. I started out making pieces that I wanted to wear as accessories and when I started getting compliments and making a few sales I decided to open up 1801Vintage on Etsy.
Describe a typical day?
It all starts with a big pot of coffee, a great time to catch up on some jewelry design history, I love the decadence and variety of styles in these vintage pieces and I think it's a great way to start the day. I work in the afternoons, I prefer daylight for crafting my designs, and while no two days are the same I design, craft and learn something new everyday.
Any future goals and ambitions?
At the moment I'm designing copper jewelry so right now I'm looking forward to getting from the design stage to crafting some artisan copper jewelry for 1801Vintage on Etsy.
Are there any designers or bloggers you follow and why?
I am always interested in discovering new designers, I love Pinterest. It is a great source for designers and I love to see what people are making, jewelry, fashion and DIY.
Do you have any advice for crafters starting out?
Make a start, progress will come with practice but you have have to start somewhere.
Where can we find you?
Well thats it for this week. Next week I will be bringing 5 paper crafters together and telling you all how they got started.
Cheers for now